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Joint Maritime Efforts Could Help Reduce Piracy »

Piracy is posing one of the gravest challenges to the global maritime industry. The challenge, which will be addressed at the conference ‘Maritime Crime and the Effects on Growth and Development in the African Region’...

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Spanish Navy’s Minesweeper Joins SNMCMG-2

Spanish Navy’s Minesweeper Joins SNMCMG-2 »

Spanish Navy’s minesweeper  ‘Douro’ (M-35), of class Segura,  will be a part of the SNMCMG-2 Alliance from August 29.   The vessel has started its journey on 28 August from the port of Alicante to join the Standing NATO...

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Raytheon Wins SM-1 Maintenance Deal

Raytheon Wins SM-1 Maintenance Deal »

Raytheon Co., Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $36,5 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the repair and maintenance of the SM-1 standard missile for the governments of Taiwan, Spain, Turkey, Japan, France, Chile, Bahrain, Italy, and...

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USS Cape St. George Stops By in Singapore

USS Cape St. George Stops By in Singapore »

The Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) arrived in Singapore Aug. 20 for a good will and friendship building port visit as well as a voyage repair maintenance availability.  ...

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KAKADU 2014: Navies Conduct Warfare Planning

KAKADU 2014: Navies Conduct Warfare Planning »

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime exercise, KAKADU 2014.   From 25...

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UK Navy Initiates Bournemouth Air Festival

UK Navy Initiates Bournemouth Air Festival »

The Royal UK Navy flew in to launch the 7th Bournemouth Air Festival yesterday morning (Thursday 28 Aug) with air displays and a Royal Marines abseil.   In front of thousands of onlookers the Royal Marines...

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Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Delivered to CSDS 5

Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Delivered to CSDS 5 »

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) Aug. 22.   The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to...

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Operation Atalanta Gets New Commander

Operation Atalanta Gets New Commander »

On Thursday, 28 August, Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant handed over command of the European Union’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, to Major General Martin Smith MBE.   Rear Admiral Tarrant has commanded the European Union Naval...

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F-35 Support Equipment Deal Goes to Lockheed Martin »

F-35 Support Equipment Deal Goes to Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $122,2 million modification to a previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate...

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USCG Cutter Tampa Seizes 970 Kilos of Cocaine »

USCG Cutter Tampa Seizes 970 Kilos of Cocaine

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Tampa successfully interdicted more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from a 226-foot Panamanian-flagged freighter in international...

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HMS Prince of Wales Piece Departs HMNB Portsmouth »

HMS Prince of Wales Piece Departs HMNB Portsmouth

A huge section of hull for HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has today begun its delivery voyage from...

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Video: Demolition of BAE Systems Submarines Site Begins »

Video: Demolition of BAE Systems Submarines Site Begins

Buildings have begun to be demolished at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow as part of a £300m-plus redevelopment programme that will transform the way...

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388 Kilograms of Cocaine Found aboard Cargo Vessel »

388 Kilograms of Cocaine Found aboard Cargo Vessel

The Colombian Navy informs that 388 kilograms of cocaine has been found aboard a Malta-flagged cargo vessel “Jabal Nafusa”, in Port Bolivar, Guajira.   The operation was carried...

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Another F-35 Lightning II Contract for Lockheed Martin »

Another F-35 Lightning II Contract for Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate...

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HMS Argyll Snatches 600 Kilos of Cocaine in the Caribbean »

HMS Argyll Snatches 600 Kilos of Cocaine in the Caribbean

HMS Argyll has seized nearly 600 kilos of cocaine with a UK street value of £21 million after a 12-hour pursuit across the Caribbean....

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BIW to Upgrade US Navy’s LCS Program »

BIW to Upgrade US Navy’s LCS Program

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)...

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USS Lake Erie Extended Dry-Docking SRA Awarded »

USS Lake Erie Extended Dry-Docking SRA Awarded

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed amount of $78 million to a previously...

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INS Kamorta Officially Commissioned »

INS Kamorta Officially Commissioned

Breaking new grounds in the making of warships in the country, India, commissioned the first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, INS Kamorta, on...

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The Story Behind USS Makin Island »

The Story Behind USS Makin Island

While Hollywood continues to churn out fictional fantasies about futuristic wars, Special Forces operations or superhero-esque spying organizations, few are capable of capturing the level of difficulty and insurmountable odds of the true story of the raiders of Makin Island.   The modern day military...

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CNO Hosts All-Hands Call at NAS Key West »

CNO Hosts All-Hands Call at NAS Key West

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Air Station Key West for an all-hands call Aug. 27 and tour of enlisted housing.   Greenert’s visit was part of a Southeast U.S. tour which included stops at Southern Command, Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Naval...

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Philippine Coast Guard Assist Vessel in Distress »

Philippine Coast Guard Assist Vessel in Distress

Nine passengers were successfully rescued by the elements of Philippine Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat in El Nido, Palawan last Friday, August 22.   Lady Chen motor boat reportedly left Brgy. Barunganan, Linapacan, Palawan around 8:00 of the same day but encountered engine...

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Naval Aviators Recognized aboard USS Midway Museum »

Naval Aviators Recognized aboard USS Midway Museum

A ceremony held aboard the USS Midway Museum Aug. 27 recognized the heroism and bravery of two naval aviators during Operation Lion’s Den, a critical nighttime surface operation late in the Vietnam War.   The Air Medal was presented to Rear Adm. William W. Pickavance,...

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HMAS Harman Hosts Welfare Session »

HMAS Harman Hosts Welfare Session

HMAS Harman conducted a Youth Mental Health Awareness Session last week as the first of a number of joint initiatives by the Harman command team and Defence Community Organisation (DCO).   Sponsored by the Harman Welfare Committee, the session was open to all Australian Military...

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Video: MDSU 2 Moves to Colombia for Southern Partnership Station 2014 »

Video: MDSU 2 Moves to Colombia for Southern Partnership Station 2014

Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) are in Colombia working with divers from the Armada de la Rebublica de Colombia as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014.   This week the MDSU divers brought out an underwater remotely operated vehicle...

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Image of the Day: Sailors Conduct RHIB Training »

Image of the Day: Sailors Conduct RHIB Training

Sailors aboard a Naval Special Warfare rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) practice coming alongside the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during routine small boat training.   Mesa Verde is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine...

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Marines, Sailors Work Together during MPFEX 14 »

Marines, Sailors Work Together during MPFEX 14

Combat Logistics Regiment 25 and Navy Beach Group Two conducted a month-long Maritime Prepositioning Force Exercise-14 (MPFEX 14) during the month of August at Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island in Jacksonville, Fla.   The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group Two led the...

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USCG Cutter Hawk Offloads 576 Kilos of Cocaine »

USCG Cutter Hawk Offloads 576 Kilos of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., sailed into its homeport on August 22 carrying a load of 576 kilograms of seized cocaine.   The crew of the vessel offloaded the drugs at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. Estimated...

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